Chuck Smith

News Producer

Chuck Smith brings more than 30 years'  experience to Red River Radio  having started out as a radio news reporter and moving into television journalism as a newsmagazine producer / host,  talk-show moderator, programming director and managing producer and news director / anchor  for commercial, public broadcasting and educational television.  He has more recently worked in advertising, marketing and public relations as a writer, video producer and media consultant.   In pursuit of higher learning,  Chuck studied Mass Communications at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia and motion picture / television production at the University of California at Los Angeles.   He has also taught writing for television at York Technical College in Rock Hill, South Carolina and video / film production at Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport.

Courtesy: KERA FM

TX GOV SCHOOL SAFETY- In the aftermath of the May 18th school shooting in Texas that left 10 people dead, In Dallas yesterday—Governor  Greg  Abbott  issued a 40 page report with 40 recommendations to improve school safety.  KERA’s Bill Zeeble reports, the plan makes $120 million available to schools for more armed security.  Governor Abbotts report puts a high priority on adding armed teachers and law enforcement officers in schools.

Courtesy: La. House of Representatives

LA. BUDGET LEGISLATION -  Louisiana’s  Special Session is scheduled to end on June 4th and with less than a week  to go, lawmakers in Baton Rouge are attempting to move towards resolution on the state budget.  Yesterday, during the House Appropriations Committee meeting,   Rep. Cameron Henry (Republican from Metarie)  introduced a state operating budget that cuts higher education by $26 million dollars and funds 90% of the TOPS tuition Program.    Rep. Patricia Smith (Democrat from Baton Rouge) took issue with that.